Sunshine is synonymous with summer. It's a season of beach trips, picnics, and outdoor adventures. But whilst we bask in the sun's glorious rays, it's crucial to remember that the heat can affect our skin more than we often realise. Prolonged exposure can lead to dryness, sun damage, and even accelerate the ageing process. However, fear not, sun-worshippers, because we've got the perfect summer skincare solution for you - Body Butter!
Can You Use Body Butter in the Sun?
A question that often pops up is, "Can you use body butter in the sun?" The answer is a resounding "YES!" While body butter does not replace your sunscreen, it is indeed safe and highly beneficial to use in the sun. It serves as an added layer of nourishment and hydration, ensuring your skin remains supple and radiant even in the warmest of weathers.
Why Body Butter is Your Best Friend in Summer
Think of body butter as a Post-Sun Exposure Care superhero. It comes to the rescue when your skin is thirsty for some extra love, especially after sun exposure.
The sun, while essential for our well-being and a provider of essential vitamin D, can also be a potent adversary to our skin.
The heat from the sun causes the skin to lose moisture and essential oils, leading to dryness, flakiness, and premature ageing. Furthermore, exposure to harsh UV rays is more than just the culprit behind a painful sunburn. It can cause more extensive damage at a cellular level, leading to issues like hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. UV radiation penetrates the skin layers, affecting the collagen and elastin fibres, which are crucial for maintaining skin's elasticity and youthfulness. This interference can lead to the formation of 'free radicals', unstable molecules that can significantly damage the skin cells.
This is why, in addition to keeping the skin hydrated with products like body butter, it's vital to protect it with a good sunscreen to shield against these harmful effects.
Our Evergreen Body Butter is a fan-favourite for soothing sun-damaged skin. One of our delighted customers shared, "Evergreen works wonders on the skin. It's so moisturising and nourishing, and it smells amazing. It also lasts a long time, so a little goes a long way. Highly recommend!"
Which ingredients are good for skin in summer?
When it comes to summer skincare, certain ingredients shine brighter than the sun. Let's dive into the benefits of three skin-loving ingredients -
Shea ButterShea Butter, derived from the nuts of the Shea tree, is a potent emollient, providing deep moisture and nourishment to the skin. It's packed with fatty acids and vitamins A and E, which help to soothe, hydrate, and balance your skin. Shea Butter also offers a mild sun protection factor (SPF), providing an additional layer of defense against harmful UV rays. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce redness and swelling, making it an excellent ingredient for calming sun-exposed skin.
Mango ButterNext up is Mango Butter. Derived from the seeds of the mango fruit, Mango Butter is a luxuriously creamy and moisturising ingredient that can keep your skin feeling soft and supple in the summer heat. It is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, all of which contribute to cell regeneration and repair. These properties make it highly effective in soothing sunburns and preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage. Plus, its light, non-greasy texture makes it perfect for those hot summer days.
Oat Kernel OilA lesser-known, but power-packed ingredient, Oat Kernel Oil is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, rich in Vitamin E and omega fatty acids. It's a wonderfully soothing ingredient that can help calm irritation, reduce redness, and repair damaged skin. It's particularly beneficial for those who have spent a little too long in the sun and need some post-sun exposure relief. It provides intense hydration without clogging pores, maintaining a light and comfortable feel on the skin, even in the heat of summer.
How to Apply Body Butter and Sunscreen Together
Whilst body butter does wonders for your skin, remember, it's not a replacement for sunscreen.
Here's a fun tip: After you've applied your sunscreen and it's fully absorbed, slather on your favourite So Sona body butter. This ensures you're protected from harmful UV rays whilst your skin stays moisturised and glowing. It's a win-win!
Say YES to Summer with So Sona Skincare
Summer is a time to rejoice in the sun and have fun, but it's also a time to give your skin extra care and attention. With So Sona's Evergreen and Dusk body butters, you can embrace the season without worry. Our natural, wholesome products, designed with love by our founder Sona Sohal, aim to soothe, heal, and nourish your skin no matter what the weather brings.
Remember, the goal of So Sona Skincare is to help others with their skin conditions, just as Sona helped herself.
So, are you ready to butter up your summer? Dive into the delightful, nourishing world of So Sona Skincare.